Miniatures on ivory
A pair of miniatures on ivory by Martin Sourd Muet, dated 1817, representing the portrait of a man with a black coat and the portrait of his wife wearing a black dress and a coloured shawl, in two rectangular gilt bronze frames very finely chiseled. Signed 'Martin Sourd Muet 1817' (on the left), and inscribed on the back 'Jean Conrad Hottinguer' and ' ME Redwood épouse de (married to) J C Hottinguer 1817 nettoyé par (cleaned by) Rod.H sept 1941'.
Dim: W: 4,9 in - D: ,6in - H: 5,5in.
Dim: L:12,5cm, P:1,5cm, H:14cm.
Bibliography: L-R Schidlof, La miniature en Europe aux 16e, 17e, 18e et 19e siècles, Autriche, 1964, ed. Graz/Austria, Vol II, p 552